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A Belizean tour guide is admitted at the Karl Heusner Memorial hospital after receiving eight gunshot wounds on Saturday night in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye. Reports are that 26-year-old, Steven Bowen Jr. was heading home in the company of two friends just before eight o'clock on March 1 and upon reaching a dark area, two male persons of dark complexion ran out of the nearby bushes armed with handguns and fired several shots in their directions. The complainant fell to the ground at which time, one of the assailants stood over him and fired several shots causing his injuries. As a result, Bowen received gunshot wounds to his left ear, lower back, right elbow and his feet. San Pedro Police responded to the scene and transported the victim to the polyclinic from where he was later transferred to the KHMH in Belize City. Several expended shells were recovered from the scene and Police continue their investigations.


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Wasn't there some other kind of trouble for this young man a year or so ago?

A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

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Yes he was shot by coast guard or BDF when they were doing a drigs patrol up north at rocky point.

This time sounds like it was a HIT

He is lucky to be alive, again


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Actually this doesn't sound like a hit but someone sending him or someone he knows a very strong message. If the article is correct and the gunman stood over him and fired, he would for sure be dead. But he has wounds to his feet, right arm, left ear, etc. Sounds like the gunman was trying to hit him in each of his limbs causing him to lose his mobility. Just hope they catch the gunman and get these types of people off the streets.

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San Pedro boat captain ambushed and shot

Steven Bowen, Jr., 26, of San Mateo, San Pedro, is presently at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) receiving treatment for multiple gunshot injuries suffered after he was ambushed by gunmen at close range at about 8:00 Saturday night in the San Mateo area in San Pedro.

Bowen, a boat captain and tour guide operator, told police that he and two friends were walking home when two gunmen ran out of the bush and opened fire at them when they reached a dark area on the road.

In his attempt to escape the murderous gunfire, he fell down, and one of the gunmen closed in on him and shot him at close range in the left leg, right leg, right elbow, left ear, left shoulder and back. The gunman then escaped. Bowen's two friends escaped unhurt.

Bowen was taken to the San Pedro Poly Clinic, after which he was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for further treatment, in a serious condition.

Police responded to reports of the shooting, but could not find the gunmen. They did, however, find eleven 9mm expended shells in the area.

This is not the first time that Bowen has been shot. On August 9, 2012, Bowen was shot by law enforcement officers who were on operation in Northern San Pedro in response to many reports that a group of men were terrorizing the residents of the area.

Police said that on their arrival at the area, about 9 miles north of San Pedro, shots were fired at them.

In a skirmish, they saw three men, one of whom tried to attack them with a machete. In response, police shot him in the side. The man was identified as Steven Bowen, Jr. He was taken to the San Pedro Poly Clinic and then to the KHMH for further treatment.



Steven Bowen Jr. injured in Shooting Incident - More in San Pedro Sun
On Saturday, March 1st, the San Pedro Police responded to a shooting incident that occurred around 7:40PM in the San Mateo Area of San Pedro Town. The victim of the incident was identified as 26-years old-tour guide, Steven Bowen Jr. He was transported the Dr. Otto Rodriguez San Pedro PolyClinic II where officers observed him suffering from apparent multiple gunshot wounds across his body. An official medical report revealed that Bowen had gunshot wounds to his left leg, right leg, right elbow, left shoulder and back. Further investigations by police revealed that the shooting occurred while Bowen was walking to his home in the San Mateo Area, along with some friends. Two male persons approached them from some nearby bushes armed with handguns and fired several shots in Bowen's direction. As a result, Bowen fell to the ground for cover, at which point one of the assailants approached Bowen and fired several shots at him, causing the injuries.

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